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Painting brake calipers - but which colour?

allanmb Sep 26, 2016

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Which Colour?

  1. Red

    28 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Blue

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  3. Yellow

    17 vote(s)
    29.3%
  4. Other

    12 vote(s)
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  1. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    I have a tango red S3 and am going to get my calipers painted but I'm not sure which colour to go for. Would red be too much red? I've only really seen yellow and blue on Porsches and BMW's respectively. What do you guys think? And if you have pics of a red car with yellow or blue calipers that would be great ;-)
     
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  3. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    I prefer red Allan despite your car already being red.
    Not sure blue or yellow would go with it (?).
    I intend doing mine red when the car arrives (Navarra Blue) and also the wifes (Brilliant Black) rather than pay the extortionate amount Audi wanted.
     
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  4. paradigital

    paradigital Well-Known Member Team Navarra quattro S3 Saloon S tronic

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    I'm tempted to get mine painted navarra blue, and put on some white "S3" decals.
     
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  5. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Although I quite like this is gotta be red, yellow signifies CCB brakes on Porsche and the blue is obviously the M sport :-
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  6. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    You could get them done like these??
    [​IMG]................WHAT!!!???
     
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  7. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Ok That was just kidding about^^^
    Found a pic of these on a TT I think?
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  8. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    Not sure about Sky blue :-S
     
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  9. RyanCudlip

    RyanCudlip MK7 Golf R TFSI Owners Group MQB Platform DSG

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    Ignore the gold wheels


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  10. Scottyg

    Scottyg Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Audi A3 TDi S tronic

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  11. richinsoton

    richinsoton Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi A3 Manual Audi A1

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    Do each one a different colour to mess with peoples OCD!!!. :grinning:

    BTW I like the yellow if we're being serious.
     
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  13. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    I like the red but I think Satin black has a bit more understated class. :)
     
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  14. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    Apart from the gold wheels and the ridiculously low suspension, I'm not actually so sure about yellow as an option now. That pic has been the decider I think. Stick with red...
     
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  15. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3 quattro

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    I'm not sure if my own OCD would cope ;-) Maybe one side in yellow and the other in red. Then at least it would always look reasonable from any single angle, unless mirrors were involved!
     
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  16. SpeedyFrog

    SpeedyFrog Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Your car looks fab the way it is mate :)
    But if you really have/want to then red. Any other colour would look well dodgy!
     
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  17. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I'm with speedy, and definitely not red and yellow, looks bloody horrendous!

    According to the complimentary colour wheel ..................green, but that sounds awful too!! lol



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  18. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Hmmmmmmm??? Yep you are right Simon...
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  19. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Oh boy, that image is melting my eyes!! lol
     
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  20. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Might work with Daytona....lol:whistle2:
     
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  21. GSB

    GSB Beware of the Leopard... Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    Mazda 6 MPS. I used to have one. It's meant to be a seriously understated, almost stealth like AWD super saloon... I don't think the current owner has quite understood its raison d'être though.

    Black with subtle logos is nice, red if you must. Anything else just looks like you're trying to hard to be a 17 year old kroozer.
     
  22. Matty_S3

    Matty_S3 Active Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    Yellow and red compromise?
    caliper_red_yellow_mockup.jpg
    Or pink would set your red off nicely once its been left in the sun for a while to fade... :)
    Caliper_pink.jpg
     
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  23. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    My old Astra from many moons back use to fade to this colour every six months or so after a good polish.....
    Oh how I miss that car....:sadlike:
     
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  24. niedzial1983

    niedzial1983 Active Member

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    I got mine red but you could get some covers for 20£ to see how they look like
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    2006 Audi A6 3.0TDI quattro sline le mans | Daytona Grey Pearl
     
  25. Matty_S3

    Matty_S3 Active Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    This isnt you is it Pburv?
    as red astra.jpg
     
  26. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore Team Floret Silver Audi A3 Black Edition quattro TDi

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    I would paint mine gun metal grey, and then add a dry brush technique of different shades of brown to simulate rust.
     
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  27. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Ha Ha ....That brings back some scary memories......
    Lovely shade of pink that...lol
     
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  28. Retroman

    Retroman Audi A3 2010 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 (CBBB engine)

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    I get inspiration from what's currently rolling off the production line i.e. what colour are they on the new R8?
     
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  29. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher Active Member

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    Mine came with the standard black calipers ( wasn't going to pay that ridiculous money for factory red) but what I did do was paint the carriers gold. Looks good against the black calipers and Misano bodywork.
     
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  30. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Get some pics up mate...Would like to see them....:friends:
     
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  31. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Did he say gold??

    ................hold on I'll just get meself ready for this......................................





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  32. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Shirley you knew that was coming....lol
     
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  34. GSB

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    Whatever colour you choose, be sure not to paint operation critical areas such as flexible seals, hydraulic couplings, piston faces, and of course swept areas and friction facings:
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  35. Darroch

    Darroch Active Member

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    Black - would stand out.
     
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  36. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher Active Member

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  37. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher Active Member

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    black calipers with gold carriers.
     

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  38. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    .............at least you got everything to match now................................:whistle2:


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  39. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher Active Member

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    how did you get that picture of me !
     
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  40. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Tinder??
    Lol
     
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  41. azibux1

    azibux1 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    @Audi Bairn or @paradigital did you ever get yours done? Or DIY them?

    As I'm looking at DIYing my factory painted black ones to either red or blue but want to know how difficult or easy it will be.

    Reason I ask is that most cars (older) do not have painted calipers at all, so you're painting onto bare metal... whereas I believe the S3 has them painted from the factory, they're just painted black rather than anything fancy... so obviously paint onto paint will be different from paint onto metal

    Thanks!
     
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    Tango red S3 with factory red calipers


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  43. RedS3Reilly

    RedS3Reilly Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    IMG_2758.JPG I've just went all red, sprayed the caliper plate vw tornado red to match the rest of the caliper and carrier
     

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